At Flamco, we believe in sharing the knowledge hence we offer a range of training courses to suit your business. Whether you are a wholesaler interested in learning about our products or an installer who wants to learn about the operation of the equipment we have a training course that will fit your needs.
We want to make sure your training experience is hassle free so we offer you flexibility. You can choose to have the training course at your site or if you prefer training can be provided at our state of the art training facility in St. Helens. All training courses are provided by our Engineers who have been involved with this equipment; this will ensure that you are learning from the best.
You can choose to have a level 1 training which will cover the theory and application of Expansion Vessels, Air and Dirt Separators and standard Pressurisation Equipment. This hands on training will give you an in depth knowledge of the equipment and will also focus on controllers and their programming.
You can also choose to have a level 2 training, which is spread over 2 days. The first day covers the same topics in the level 1 training. The second day focuses on Vacuum Degassing and balanced Pressurisation Equipment (Flamcomat) focusing on detailed how to, work arounds, installation issues and solutions.
Lifelong learning is the key to success in helping you reach both your career aspirations and personal goals. Flamco offers a comprehensive range of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminars to enable professional people to realise their dreams and meet business objectives in a way that doesn’t interfere with the continuity of working life.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) refers to the ‘systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills'. It is about learning and putting into practice new competences and investing in your future.
These seminars can be organised at a time and place to suit you and normally last an hour. As the seminars are CIBSE accredited every attendee will receive a certificate which will count towards their CPD points. Prices are available on request.
Flamco Balancing Solutions
This CPD covers the essential theories of hydronic balancing for system efficiency. Existing balancing methods, common misconceptions, new solutions and engineering best practice. Starting from first principles and building to a deeper understanding of the real issues surrounding HVAC Hydronics.
Heat Network Substations
An introduction to the concept, design and application of heat network substations. Providing high load hydraulic breaks in heat works, options and best practice solutions.
Condition with Confidence – Water Conditioning of Sealed Systems
The course offers an insight into the theory of everything; materials of construction; understanding water; misconceptions, problems & solutions; the future.
Sealed System Equipment- Expansion Vessels
The course offers an insight into theory, use and application of expansion vessels, the history behind sealed systems and the practical application of expansion vessels in heated and chilled systems.
Air & dirt removal equipment
Theory use and application of air and dirt separation equipment, the principles of operation, theory behind air release and common symptoms of sealed system equipment containing too much air and dissolved air.
Theory use and application of a variety of pressurisation equipment styles, the principles of operation of mechanical and digital equipment, the theory of spill and fill systems and their practical application on large systems.
High Rise Systems
This CPD goes into positioning equipment in a system to improve operational efficiency and cost savings, viewing the system as a whole rather than the individual parts.
Applying diversity in residential heat networks
This seminar covers the theory and practical application of diversity in residential heat networks, including potential design challenges and best practice approaches.
Cooling interface units and cooling networks
An introduction to the concept, design and application of cooling networks and cooling interface units in residential and commercial buildings.
System choice – benefits and considerations
This seminar covers the benefits and drawbacks of different types of heating and hot water system designs in residential dwellings served by heat networks.
Heat Network Basics – Part I
Basic considerations when planning or extending a heat network, covering the subjects of temperature mapping, heat sources and heat store. Including a simple example of sizing pipes and heat source in a new build multi occupancy residence.
Heat Interface Units (HIU) – Basics
Basics on HIUs – covering the topics HIU types, design approach, key components and sizing (diversity, pressure rating).
Our private and fully equipped conference facilities offer high class stylish business environments which cater to all your business needs. Our conference facilities are located in St. Helens which is conveniently positioned between Liverpool and Manchester. Our team will gladly assist in providing you with the technical equipment you need for the meeting room facility of your choice. We will make sure that your business gathering will be one to remember.
Whether you are interested in a venue for short meetings or multiple days conference - don't hesitate to enquire and we will make sure we exceed your expectations.
Close proximity to the M6 motorway network, 40 minutes from Manchester airport and City centre and 30 minutes Liverpool airport and City centre. The facility also benefits from a selection of business hotels within a few miles.
With the main training room and two smaller meeting rooms the facility can accommodate for 2 to 60 people.
Purpose built state of the art cinema seating 42 people.
4,000 m2 for exhibitions to show case products and entertainment.
Each room booking will include
You can book the room with or without lunch. We offer a choice of 4 different freshly prepared lunch menus.
Your booking will also include access to ample parking spaces on site.
Learn what happens to the pressure in different situations in an open and closed installation. And see what changes as soon as an expansion tank is added to the system.
An open water column of 10 metres means that the lower pressure gauge measures a positive pressure of 1 bar. This is the weight of the water column. The upper pressure gauge shows no pressure.
When warming up, the volume increases, but not the mass of the water. Thus the lower pressure gauge still displays 1 bar. The upper pressure gauge shows no pressure.
A mixture of water and glycol expands more than water alone. This is an important point to remember.
The open water column is closed; this is comparable to a sealed heating or cooling system.
The application of heat means that the water will expand. The water cannot escape, and the pressure displayed on both gauges now rises quickly. There is a difference of 1 bar between both pressure gauges.
An expansion vessel is connected to the water column. The gas charge is equivalent to the weight of the water column.
The expansion water is absorbed in the vessel; as the gas cushion compresses, the pressure rises, but stays within specific limits.
If a larger vessel (with a larger gas cushion) is selected, the pressure will rise slower.
Use this schematic of a heating system to identify the best place to install the expansion tank.
The heating system can be imagined as a square structure that is
Filled to the top with water, without the weight of the water column increasing - static height.
show in green 00:09
When the system is brought up to pressure (initial filling) the pressure remains the same throughout and counts towards the static height.
show in blue 00:15
A circulation pump is needed to move the water (for hot/cold transfer) through the system.
show in black 00:19
To counter the pipe resistance, the pump delivers positive pressure.
show in red 00:25
The pump's function will create a slight underpressure on the suction side of the pump.
show in yellow 00:25
The neutral point is where positive pressure (red) changes to negative pressure (yellow). The pressure remains the same whether the pump is inactive or not. The expansion tank can be fitted here.
show "N" 00:32
If the vessel is fitted any further from the pump, the positive pressure will be absorbed by the gas cushion in the vessel. The benchmark point moves. Less positive pressure on the delivery side, less suction pressure at the pump.
show from 00:37
If there is insufficient pressure on the suction side of the pump, cavitation may result. Various system problems may occur.
show from 00:47
From the heat source to heat emission to heat distribution, Flamco, Meibes and Simplex cover a broad spectrum of innovative building technology systems. This internationally active group of companies has specialised in technical products and systems in the fields of installations, heating, cooling and solar solutions. The sister companies belong to Aalberts N.V. of the Netherlands.
flamcogroup.com meibes.com simplex-armaturen.com
Stay up-to-date. Subscribe to our newsletter.